Tag Archive for Sif Group

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW starts production

Yesterday, GE Renewable Energy’s (GE) prototype of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore turbine started to produce its first power in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The installation of the prototype was completed mid October. GE reported that local teams will now proceed with the testing phase, during which GE will perform different types of measurements to obtain a…

First monopile installed at Borssele III & IV

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of the first monopile at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm. Van Oord will install in total 77 monopiles at the 731.5 MW wind farm. Borssele III & IV is being built 22 kilometres off the coast of the Province of Zeeland and is a project…

Foundation installation Borssele 1 & 2 to start in December

At the moment several companies are busy prducing the components for the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm which will rise off the coast of Vlissingen. Wind farm owner Ørsted expects the first foundation installation activities to start by mid-December. Borssele 1 & 2 will comprise 94 8MW turbines from Siemens Gamesa.…

SeaMade substation components underway to Vlissingen

Today the transition piece and J-tube cage for the first of two offshore substations for the 487 MW Belgian SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm were transported to the SIF terminal in Rotterdam.  In Vlissingen, the components, together with the foundation, will be loaded onto GeoSea’s installation vessel ‘Innovation’ for transport to the Seamade construction site. The…

GE’s Haliade-X 12MW prototype turbine stands

As of today, GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW prototype offshore wind turbine stands completed at the Sif premises in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, after the final blade was installed.  Blade installation activities started on October 14. The 3 blades are each 107 metres long and are produced by LM Wind Power in Cherbourg, France. The tower sections were…

Vattenfall selects Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW turbine for Hollandse Kust (Zuid)

Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa’s 10 MW offshore wind power turbine for the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 1&2 offshore wind farms. Should the Swedish developer also be awarded the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3&4 tender then it will also deploy this turbine type. The complete Hollandse Kust (Zuid) project would then involve 152 wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa’s…

Royal HaskoningDHV to design foundation for Haliade-X 12 MW prototype

Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) will design the foundation for the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, the world’s biggest wind-turbine. GE Renewable Energy and FutureWind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) will build the prototype of the 12 MW offshore turbine at the SIF premises at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The testing is done onshore for easier…

Sif to modify its two facilities to make them future proof

Dutch steel tube manufacturer Sif Group announced it will modify its manufacturing facility in Roermond and the assembly and coating facility at the Tweede Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The decision is a response to stricter coating requirements and a change in design whereby the monopile diameters are larger and wall thicknesses smaller. Roermond production facility In the coming…